Prithvi II
Representative image.Reuters file

India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior official said.

The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar, reports IANS.

"It was a user trial by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army. The test was successful. It met all mission objectives," test range Director MVKV Prasad said.

With this latest endeavour, India continued its recent run of successfully test-firing nuclear capable missiles.

Last month India, DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) test-fired its longest-range ballistic missile Agni-V for the third time off the Odisha coast.

The nuclear-capable missile has a range of 5000 km and the ability to hit targets deep inside China.

The three-stage missile weighs 50 tons and is about 17 metres long.

In December, India succeeded in the first test-firing of its long-range, nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast.

The 17-tonne, 20-metre-tall Agni-IV missile was test-fired from the defence base near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, around 200 km from Bhubaneswar.

The country also test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha in November last year.

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